The future of the UK's elastomer market

Materials World magazine
Conclusions of the UK Elastomer Roadmap on future R&D activities and industry priorities were presented to delegates of the third Annual Rubber Seminar, ‘From Nano to Micro’, which was held on 19 May in Manchester, UK. key recommendations include more funding for recycling programmes, increased contact with schools to improve recruitment, a database of elastomer research institutions and training centres, better methods for predicting the lifetime of products, and further exploration of smart elastomers such as gecko tape.
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Wireless implant to overcome retinal disease

Materials World magazine
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg, Germany have developed a wireless implant that can partially restore sight to people blinded by a retinal disease that destroys light sensitive cells but leaves nerve cells intact.

Mixed plastics recycling in the UK

Materials World magazine
The UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) announced on 5 June 2008 that mixed plastics can be successfully recycled in the UK both economically and using available technologies at an event in London, UK. However, the main question asked by delegates was whether the UK’s local authorities would allow such recycling to take place?

IOM3 member recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

[img_assist|nid=2589|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=70]Dr Graham Honeyman CEng FIMMM has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours.